A. It is important to rule out medical and dental conditions underlying her reluctance to eat and if nothing is found then to identify a diet which is calorie dense and she is willing to eat because she will not survive if she does not get a balanced diet. Kidney disease, liver disease, dental disease, stomach ulcers, defects in the intestinal lining and pancreatitis can all cause nausea and/or discomfort in and around eating. A tinned, gastrointestinal diet is calorie dense and easily digested and if fed warm is generally very palatable, a tonic containing seaweed extracts and b vitamins can often help to stimulate appetite also
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